Stories tagged: mattel
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Ken doll gets cornrows, beefy bod and new skin tones
Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, including different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles. Barbie had a similar makeover more than a year ago, both …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Hasbro heads for the loo and business booms
Business for Hasbro is in the toilet, which turns out to be a pretty good place. The toymaker’s revenue surpassed that of its rival Mattel for the first time in …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
Mattel, Hasbro looking into merging operations, reports say
LOS ANGELES – Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. may be looking for a bigger toy box. The two toy manufacturers have held talks about merging their businesses, according to Bloomberg …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Mattel introduces some scary cute dolls
Barbie wouldn’t last a day at Monster High. The latest fashion dolls from Mattel are a dramatic departure from the toy maker’s most recognizable blonde. As the offspring of famous …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2009, 8:50 a.m.
Third-party safety tests not required for Mattel
Toy-makers, clothing manufacturers and other companies selling products for young children are submitting samples to independent laboratories for safety tests. But the nation’s largest toy maker, Mattel, isn’t being required …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2007
Toymaker has some growing up to do
China wrung an extraordinary apology out of Mattel Inc. on Friday. The American toymaker, already under fire at home, was called out for casting too much blame for its product …